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You no longer have to spend time and money to enjoy your favorite Frappuccino treat.  This Starbucks Vanilla Bean Frappuccino Recipe is easy to make and tastes just like the one from Starbucks.

Stabucks frappuccino in cup with straw
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What is in the Vanilla Bean Frappuccino at Starbucks?

A Frappuccino is a term that was created by Starbucks but now I think it’s used by everyone.

A Frappuccino is a cold blended coffee drink that is made with either coffee or a crème base (like ice cream).  So you can make a coffee Frappuccino or a crème Frappuccino.

This Vanilla Bean Frappe is a crème base Frappuccino as it’s made with ice cream and not made with coffee so I don’t feel guilty when I give these to my kids.

Starbucks Vanilla Bean Frappuccino Recipe is easy!

I love copycat Starbucks recipes so that I can enjoy my favorite foods for less money but they still have all the great flavors of the original.

You’ll love my other copycat recipes from our copy cat Chick fil A Lemonade to our copycat Starbucks Passion tea lemonade, and our KFC chicken pot pie.  I just know you will love this recipe too.

Obviously trying to recreate the best summer recipe at home will save you money.

Today I’m sharing with you a new Starbucks Vanilla Bean Frappuccino recipe.  This copy cat recipe is so easy to make and tastes amazing!

starbucks frappuccino with straw in cup
ingredients for recipe: milk, ice cream, sugar, vanilla


I was surprised by how simple this drink was to create.  It’s just a few ingredients and I have heard of them all!  I promise, it really is easy to make.

You don’t even need the Frappuccino syrup that Starbucks offer that I thought would be needed.

Here is what you’ll need to make this amazing copycat Starbucks drink.

  • Milk and Ice
  • Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
  • Sugar
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Whipped Cream (This is optional but definitely recommended because whipped cream is amazing!)

How to make Starbucks Vanilla Bean Frappuccino Recipe. 

First, blend all ingredients except whipped cream until blended.  Then transfer to serving glass and top with whipped cream.

Serve immediately with your favorite straw!  I love giving my kids all a different color straw so they can easily know which drink is theirs.

Tip: If you need a blender, I highly recommend a Vitamix Blender.  It does cost more than an average blender, but it’s definitely the best blender I have ever used.

If you’re wanting something a little cheaper, I have this Waring blender as well and it works great.  They are really nice and very affordable.  I just love mine.

starbucks frappuccino in a cup

My kids love this!

I really love a delicious Starbucks drink every now and then.  Sometimes we like to splurge and I take my kids to Starbucks with me.  They all usually order a Vanilla Bean Frappuccino because they are delicious!

It’s a fancy drink but doesn’t actually have coffee in it so I don’t have to worry about the extra caffeine in their drink.

However, the cost can really add up when you have a lot of kids like I do (eight if you are counting).  Now, we can make these delicious treats at home for my family to enjoy which saves a small fortune if you have a lot of kids like me!

What does the vanilla bean Frappuccino taste like?

Like I said before, my kids love these.  I think they taste like a vanilla milkshake but not quite as sweet as a traditional milkshake. 

The vanilla bean adds a great vanilla flavor to this recipe.

Can you make a Vanilla Frappuccino without ice cream?

When I make this at home, I usually use vanilla bean ice cream because it’s easy and it gives this copycat Starbucks Vanilla Bean drink a delicious flavor.

However, you can create it without the ice cream as well.  I would recommend blending heavy whipping cream with vanilla bean powder so you get that delicious vanilla bean flavor for this recipe.

Starbucks Vanilla Bean Frappe in a cup with straw

Can you freeze the leftovers?

When I make these for my family, we drink them pretty quickly because they are so tasty.  However, if you do have leftovers, I recommend freezing them in mason jars in your freezer.

Then when it’s time to serve your leftover Vanilla Bean Frappe, take them out of the freezer and put them some place warm for approximately 20 minutes to defrost and allow time for the drink to soften.

After this time, they will be ready to drink and enjoy!


I hope you try this easy and delicious recipe with your family soon.  You can easily have the indulgence of a Starbucks treat without spending a ton of money.

I hope you try them soon and please leave us a comment to let us know what you think!

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Starbucks Vanilla Bean Frappuccino Recipe

4.94 from 188 votes
If you love Starbucks then you need to try this delicious copy cat starbucks vanilla bean frappuccino recipe. You will love it!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Cuisine American
Course Beverage, Dessert
Calories 649


  • 1 cup Ice
  • 1 1/2 cup Milk
  • 3 scoops Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 1/8 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • Whipped Cream optional
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  • Blend all ingredients except whipped cream until blended.
  • Transfer to serving glass and top with whipped cream.

Recipe Notes

This copy cat recipe is so easy to make and tastes amazing!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 649kcal, Carbohydrates 68g, Protein 18g, Fat 33g, Saturated Fat 20g, Cholesterol 123mg, Sodium 316mg, Potassium 877mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 64g, Vitamin A 1425IU, Vitamin C 1.2mg, Calcium 667mg

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  1. ry says:

    5 stars
    yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy so gooddddddd

  2. Caitly says:

    5 stars
    Um, so this is delicious, but the recipe definitely serves 2!!! FYI, I just made this for my 3 kids, grilled the recipe, and it’s enough for at least 6 ppl.

  3. Speckles says:

    5 stars
    Loved it! Wish there was an alternative you had for adding espresso shots and such but otherwise me and my partner looooved it!!

  4. Child says:

    Yes queen

  5. Carrie says:

    That sounds delicious too! Thanks for sharing.

  6. Tajh-Marie says:

    This recipe sounds amazing. I haven’t tried it I make mine another way. I have vanilla bean Instant powder , ordered from Amazon they have lots to choose from. I use about 1 cup of ice and 1 cup of oat milk. It’s really good, already sweet.

  7. Carrie says:

    I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

  8. Joy says:

    I tried it and its delicious

  9. Carrie says:

    Yes, I think that would be delicious!

  10. Kathy says:

    Can fruit or syrup be added to make other flavors??

  11. Carrie says:

    I haven’t found one that works better than the other. They all work great for this recipe!

  12. Karen says:

    Looking forward to making this and trying it… thank you so very much for sharing this recipe … I just love copy Kat recipes… one question : I know you said vanilla bean ice cream but is there a particular brand name that you used that works better then others?

  13. Catherine says:

    5 stars
    When I tell you . THIS IS SO GOOD !!!

  14. Carrie says:

    I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for sharing!

  15. jaden says:

    5 stars
    I was looking at some recipes for a chocolate frappe, and they all NASTY and I was just feeling something more, you know, simple. So i looked up vanilla bean frappe, and this came up! I was anxious at first ro==to trust this recipe because I had tried other vanilla bean frappe copycats and they were runny, nasty, they tasted like water. BUT I TRIED THS ANYWAYS. It was the best moment of my life lol. So good, so simple. So TASTY? I will def be having this again. Also tip#1 add in extra sugar and vanilla.

  16. Carrie says:

    I think that would be delicious and would not change the flavor much at all. Enjoy!

  17. Gil says:

    I have french vanilla ice-cream. Can that substitute for vanilla bean ice-cream? Will it affect the drinks taste?

  18. Carrie says:

    Yum! That sounds delicious!

  19. Leaizjiah says:

    5 stars
    I used some of these ingredients but instead of ice cream i used heavy whipping cream and 3 teaspoons of sugar it tastes amazing!
    Heavy whipping cream
    3 teaspoons of sugar
    3 cups of almond milk
    1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

  20. Carrie says:

    Yum! That sounds amazing!

  21. Kristen says:

    I do this but add espresso shots for a cafe vanilla Frappuccino and it’s delish

  22. Carrie says:

    The recipe is for one serving. Mine filled a 20 oz cup easily. I just made each one in the blender separately but you can try doubling it for 2 servings if your blender can hold all the ingredients.

  23. Terry says:

    Is this recipe for one serving and if so what size serving. Asking if I want to make two servings how to adjust

  24. Carrie says:

    Great idea on the cherry ice cream. I bet that was delicious!

  25. Ellie says:

    5 stars
    Absolutely Amazing! I fully recommend and it’s definitely something to try during quarantine!!

  26. Nonya says:

    Delicious! I did it with cherry ice cream and some chocolate sauce instead of vanilla bean and vanilla extract… thought it would taste weird but it was AMAZING

  27. paige says:

    do you have to use ice

  28. seren says:

    does this work dairy free too

  29. marie says:

    5 stars
    I love this recipe. but what do you do if you don’t have ice cream or heavy cream. I feel in these times people would want to know that including myself.

  30. Carrie says:

    I’m so glad you loved it!

  31. Amber says:

    5 stars
    Hello All! So when I go to Starbucks I normally get light ice and 3 extra scoops of the vanilla bean. So with this receipt what I did was I added an extra scoop of ice cream and I added an additional 2 tsp of sugar. Taste AMAZING!! Thank you so much for posting this! Glad I found it!! I too used the $1.75 1/2 gallon Walmart brand ice cream and can’t tell a difference in the taste! My family has found a new trend!! Thanks again

  32. Teresa Estrada says:

    OMG I tried it and it tastes INCREDIBLE thanks for sharing with us your recipe!!

  33. Dara says:

    do you need vaniilla bean icecream to make it

  34. Scot says:

    It took me longer to read the diatribe than to make the drink once I found the ingredients.

  35. Carrie says:

    Thanks Kay. Let us know how you like it!

  36. Kay says:

    Haven’t texted it yet but looking forward to it!

  37. Elle says:

    It tastes more like a milk shake but it’s good

  38. Carrie says:

    Debi – Sorry, that is 2 ingredients: 1/8 tsp vanilla extract and then the whipped cream for the top. Sorry for the confusion. I have corrected the post. Thank you!

  39. Debi says:

    Your recipe says 1/8tsp vanilla whipped cream. What is vanilla whipped cream?
    It also says save it till the end . How do I put just 1/8tsp of whipped cream on top?

  40. Carrie says:

    Violet – I haven’t tried it without ice cream but you can try it with heavy cream. Let me know how it turns out. Thank you 🙂

  41. Violet says:

    4 stars
    What do you do if you don’t have any ice cream ?

  42. Carrie says:

    Great idea – Thanks for sharing!

  43. Chealsa Andersen says:

    I put in 2 tablespoons of coffee and it tastes even better.

  44. Carrie says:

    You could use regular vanilla if you wanted.

  45. Jasmine says:

    What is a subsitute for vanilla bean ice cream?

  46. MsbB says:

    Looks so good! I wonder if there’s a way to make this in low-carb form.

  47. Dena says:

    I tried this today loved it!